The treatment of acne during pregnancy is often limited by the potential toxicities that are posed to the fetus by the most common and effective acne therapies. As with all dermatoses during pregnancy, the treatment of acne vulgaris in this population requires a thorough understanding of the risks and benefits that are inherent to each treatment. We report on a case of a 30-year-old pregnant patient with severe acne conglobata who showed significant improvement with a combination treatment of topical modalities, oral metronidazole, and low dose prednisone during pregnancy. We also review the literature and present an approach for the care of these patients.
Awan, S. Z., & Lu, J. (2017). Management of severe acne during pregnancy: A case report and review of the literature. International Journal of Women’s Dermatology, 3(3), 145–150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijwd.2017.06.001